Woman With Severe Burn Injuries Gets Full Face Transplant (VIDEO)


Surgeons in Boston prepare to change the life of a woman suffering from severe burns.

Forty-four-year-old Carmen Blandin Tarleton was doused in lye by her estranged husband in 2007. Now she's received a full face transplant with tissue from a female donor's skin.

Doctors say her injures were so severe, there had been no guarantee of success.

Brigham and Women's Hospital say Carmen is now in recovery.

It's the fifth face transplant performed at the hospital.